About

Finding the right Spiritual Director is an important first step in seeking Spiritual Direction. This page gives a brief overview of my family, spirituality, writing, work experience, qualification and other academic study. If you have the sense that we might work well together, get in touch and we can go from there.

About

Family

I’m married with three adult sons, two daughters-in-law, and in 2020 a 6 year old granddaughter and a 4 year old grandson.

Experience

I’ve been working as a Spiritual Director since 2012. Apart from my private practice, much of my work is providing Spiritual Direction to those who seek it through The Carmelite Centre Melbourne.

Qualification

I completed the Siloam program part-time over 2010 and 2011 gaining a Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction [2011 Heart of Life Spirituality Centre then in Box Hill.]

Other Academic Study

Bachelor of Theology [2006 University of Divinity – YTU]
Graduate Diploma in Spirituality [2012 University of Divinity – YTU]
Equivalent to Graduate Diploma in Theology (Carmelite Studies) [2017 CIBI]


Spirituality

My spirituality is grounded in a relationship of love with God who first loved us, whose Spirit has been poured into our hearts. (Romans 5:5) It is essentially a contemplative spirituality and specifically Carmelite. Carmelite Spirituality is a spirituality of response. Over the years, I’ve gradually been drawn into this spirituality of response: a gentle, open and welcoming way of being in relationship with God, responding to the One who we know loves us, as Teresa of Jesus (Avila) says. In this response, I’ve found my own way of confidence and love which Therese of Lisieux experienced and which became know as her little way.

Writing

Over the years of study, I’ve written an introduction to the spirituality of various Carmelite saints. You can read a selection of these in the section Carmelite Spirituality. Some have been published as articles in a UK Carmelite quarterly Mount Carmel: A Review of the Spiritual Life.